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Latest maritime news, rules and regulations from the flag state of United States of America

  Feb 29, 2024

MARAD: Security threats to commercial vessels in key regions

US Maritime Administration issued an advisory regarding threats to commercial vessels in key regions....

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  Feb 26, 2024

USCG: Guidelines on qualification for national endorsements for LB and LB-LTD and STCW endorsements for PSC and PSC-LTD

USCG issued NVIC 01-24: Guidelines for national lifeboatman endorsements & STCW proficiency in survival craft/rescue boats....

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  Feb 09, 2024

NTSB issued a safety alert on the importance of personal locator devices

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a safety alert SA-088 titled Personal Locator Devices: Improve Your Chance of Rescue....

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  Feb 05, 2024

USCG issues update on guidelines for worksite exceptions and workboat designation

The US Coast Guard updated the guidelines for the designation of workboats and worksite exceptions under Subchapter M regulations....

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  Jan 16, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard Enhances Fire Safety Standards for Small Passenger Vessels

U.S. Coast Guard sets new fire safety standards for small passenger vessels, enhancing maritime safety and compliance....

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  Jan 15, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard Introduces Enhanced Measures for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention on Vessels

U.S. Coast Guard enacts new policies for sexual assault and harassment prevention on vessels, enhancing crew safety as per NDAA 2023....

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  Dec 19, 2023

USCG released an instruction and form for towing vessels

The United States Coast Guard has released an MMS work instruction for the...

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  Dec 13, 2023

USCG issued Guidance on Surveillance Requirements for Certain Commercial Vessels that Do Not Carry Passengers

The United States Coast Guard has issued the Guidance on Surveillance Requirements for...

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  Dec 11, 2023

USCG issued an alert after a casualty involving a shipboard crane

The United States Coast Guard on 5 December 2023 issued a safety alert...

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  Dec 11, 2023

USCG released a safety alert regarding the wood pellet fire hazards

The United States Coast Guard has released a safety alert regarding the wood...

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  Dec 08, 2023

Guidance on Master Key Control Requirements on Merchant Vessels published by USCG

The United States Coast Guard has published the Guidance on Master Key Control...

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  Dec 05, 2023

U.S. Flag interpretations on the ISM Code issued by USCG

The United States Coast Guard has revised a work instruction (WI) regarding the...

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